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Posts tagged “Property Law”

Recent research, finding that many prefer online contact as opposed to meeting with face-to-face with their solicitor, has come at a shock to MG Legal’s team. We are not the big, bad wolves you need to be scared of (or at least after we have all had our morning dose of coffee, that is!), and aim to ensure all clients feel comfortable with both online and face-to-face contact. 
Whilst some law firms like to put their trainees in one department for a set period of time and then move them to the next department for a set period of time, here at MG Legal we find it works better to combine seats so that you do not forget the processes and information you have learnt. 
 
My days are often long but they are most certainly never the same! Whilst Conveyancing can sometimes be somewhat transactional, and Family Law more emotional, it is often found that some Conveyancing transactions become frustrating: when there is a chain, affecting your client’s property transaction, and you have no control over Mrs Smith’s property sale, that is three houses down the chain to your client’s purchase, as a property solicitor who liked to be in control of literally everything, then, well, you start to understand the situation!  
 
On the other hand, Family matters are dealt with in an almost business-like manner, in cases where couples have remained quite amicable and both know what they want the outcome to be. Currently, I spend my Mondays and Thursdays within the Family Department, and the remainder of the week with the Conveyancing Department; however, these days will often be swapped if there is a Family matter in Court. 
You might be in need of some legal assistance, or you might be thinking of starting a career in law, or you might just be ‘asking for a friend'; but, before you start, you really do need to know the answer to this question: What is the difference between a barrister, a lawyer, and a solicitor? 
A stack of shelves either side, with files on one side and boxes of documents on the other.
As part of your purchase transaction, your conveyancing solicitors will submit searches on your behalf. Essentially, the searches are used to ensure the integrity of the property you are purchasing and that there are no issues which may come to haunt you in the future. See our blog on ‘The Importance of Conveyancing Searches’ for more information on what these entail by following the link, here
At MG Legal, our team of solicitors in Preston understand that nobody wants to get into an argument with their neighbour – who else are you going to borrow milk for your morning brew from? Unfortunately, however, these matters do arise and are something that our solicitors in Preston encounter on a regular basis. 
With the Solicitors Regulation Authority placing increasing demand for transparency within, not just conveyancing, but the legal profession as a whole, there is now to be a new legal helpline.  
 
Introduced by UNU Group, the helpline is in place for individuals to contact for impartial advice, if they are left feeling confused by their conveyance, or any other legal matter ( - something that would not happen, should you choose MG Legal’s conveyancing team to act on your behalf). 
A red, dial-up old-fashioned telephone, with 'Hotline' written on a yellow sticky note, stuck to the 'phone.
The Jiff Lemon Case (officially known as Reckitt & Colman Ltd v Borden Inc [1990] 1 All E. R. 873) is a leading House of Lords decision (now the Supreme Court!) on the tort of Passing Off. 
 
Passing Off is a common law tort created by judges. Passing off is a type of unfair compensation claim made by holders of registered trademarks to stop or prevent others from copying the mark or packaging of a certain product. The owner of the trademark can receive remedies such as damages or injunctions. 
The Property Redress Scheme is essentially the complaints department for the tenant and Landlord world. Estate Agents and Letting Agents dealing with residential properties in England and Wales must be a part of the scheme and if a customer is complaining about a service which cannot be resolved between themselves and the Agents then they can complain to the Scheme. 
If approaching your property solicitors in Preston to buy/sell a property which has only been registered in the current proprietor’s name for six months or less, you will be advised on the six month rule. 
As your trusted property solicitors, we understand that the ultimate goal is to get onto the property ladder and become the proud owner of your new home.  
 
Our Preston solicitors, (all of whom by the way own their own property, and completely understand how exciting it is to get the key and have that housewarming party asap), are on hand to make this happen in the smoothest fashion possible.  
 
However, there may be other obstacles standing in the way of this. 

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